India given Buddha, not war to the world: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his address to the United Nations General Assembly in New York, said his government’s efforts were aligned with the universal developmental goals and were inspiring the world. He also exhorted the world to unite against terrorism as it was against the values of United Nations.

Coming to one of the persistent topic of the PM’s visit he said, “We believe that terrorism is not a challenge for any one country, but for all countries and of mankind as a whole. So for the sake of humanity, all the world has to unite against terror.”

“A world divided by terrorism, hurts the very principles on which the UN was founded, therefore for humanity’s sake, I consider it necessary for the entire world to unite against terrorism,” Prime Minister Modi said.

Harmony and peace were India’s message to the world, said the Prime Minister and added, “We are citizens of a country that has given message of peace, Buddha to the world and not wars,” he said underlining India’s credentials to speak with “seriousness” and “anger” on the issue of terrorism.

“India was several thousand-years-old civilisation and has historically believed in welfare for all, that is the crux of our slogan of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas and Sabka Vishwas,” the PM added

Addressing the issue of single use plastics he said, “While I was coming here, I read on the walls of the United Nations “No more single use plastic”. I am delighted to inform you that we are running a big campaign in India to free the country of single use plastic.” PM Modi’s remark in the ban on single use plastic was very well received and get a huge round of applause from those gathered there.

He also added, “When a developing nation successfully carries out the biggest cleanliness drive of the world and provides more than 11 crore toilets to its people just within 5 years, that system gives a message of inspiration to the entire world.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his UNGA speech said that the country is committed to eradicating Tuberculosis by 2025, while noting that the dateline is five years ahead of that set by the United Nations under its sustainable development goals.

He also said that our motto is “sabka sath, sabka vikas”. “When I look at other countries like India that are working and heading towards development, my resolution “our efforts, results for everyone,” becomes even stronger,” PM Modi said in New York.

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